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ERICHSEN, Darryl Kenneth

October 20, 1971-Stettler, Alberta
November 14, 2013– Calgary, Alberta

Darryl Kenneth Erichsen was born on October 20, 1971 to parents Donald and Karen Erichsen, in Stettler, Alberta. He passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the age of 42 years.

Darryl attended school in Botha, AB from Grades 1-9, and high school in Stettler, AB. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana in 1995, and was employed as a manager at an environmental consulting company in Calgary. Those close to Darryl remember him as a kind, compassionate person with a gentle heart. He was a man of integrity that could always be counted on. Always a daring adventurer, Darryl enjoyed outdoor activities, especially mountain biking, skiing and surfing. He played many sports including hockey, football, volleyball, and rugby. Darryl loved music, especially playing the guitar, and he also liked to travel and re-build cars. He was an intellect who liked to explore history, religion and psychology among other things. He adored his children and cherished the time he spent with them.

Darryl is survived by his family: children Lucas and Grace Taylor-Erichsen of Sherwood Park, mother Karen Erichsen, sister Donna Erichsen and niece Kristen Heitzmann all of Edmonton. Darryl will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives as well as dear friends. Darryl was pre-deceased by his father Don Erichsen and his grand-parents.

A Successful Life by Paramahansa Yogananda

As the vital rays of the sun nurture all,
So should you spread rays of hope
in the hearts of the poor and forsaken.
Kindle courage in the hearts of the despondent,
and light a new strength in the hearts of those who
think they are failures.
When you realize that life is a joyful battle of duty,
and at the same time a passing dream,
and when you are filled with the joy of making others happy
by giving them kindness and peace
in Gods eyes, YOUR life is a SUCCESS.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be sent to Kidsport Alberta (www.kidsport.ab.ca) or by mail to “KidSport Canada – Alberta”, Box 36107 Lakeview RPO Calgary, AB T3E 7C6 or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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  1. Was shocked & saddened at the news of Darryl’s passing. We went to school together in Botha….what a great friend and person!!! Lost touch after high school days, but sure am grateful for what he added to my life back then. The prayers & thoughts of my family & I are with you all…

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  2. Although I haven’t been around Darryl’s kind energy and positive attitude since high school, his sweet personality is something I have always fondly remembered from those school days. I am tremendously sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing. A dear, very special person has left behind a legacy of wonderful memories far and wide. Warmest regards.

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  3. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing…. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Kathleen Crowell :

    Darryl I will truly miss the wonderful conversations we used to have. I enjoyed all the years working with you. Camping adventures were great fun as well. God bless bud.

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  5. I worked with Darryl for a few years at MMM Group, he was a good guy and will be remembered, my condolences to his family.

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  6. Regina Sapkowski and Rene :

    We are very sorry to hear of Darryl passing. We will missing him as a
    good neighbor. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    .

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  7. A terrible shock to me and a great loss to the consulting community – I had the pleasure of working with Darryl for several years at MMM Group. I valued his insight and knew him to be a true professional. My prayers and sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends.

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  8. Lori Oatway (Helberg) :

    I was shocked to hear of Darryl’s passing. I went to high school with Darryl in Stettler and he was an amazing person and a great Biology partner. He always had such a positive attitude and energy. My condolences to his family.

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  9. Wayne and Sue Mohn :

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Darryl was a former student of ours in Botha. We have many good memories of him in our small school. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.

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  10. keith chiefmoon :

    I am so sorry to hear my younger relative passing on to the next world. We always enjoyed his company, we always looked forward to his presence. We always had a good rapport, there was never any ill feelings, resentments, we always enjoyed his companion, efforts and most of all just by being with us.
    “We will certainly miss his smile, personality and his willingness to fulfill a task.”

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  11. Nisha Wuttunee :

    Dear Erichsen family,

    I helped Darryl during the sundance ceremony in which he participated in southern alberta. He was a friendly guy and we kind of got to know each other over the years. He had a big heart and a gentle energy. I will miss him. I will pray for him and your family.
    All my relations.

    Nisha

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  12. Dear Darryl, you will be remembered in my prayers for the rest of my days. We danced for the sun together for two years. I will echo your gentle nature and your quiet strength. I pray your journey from this world to the next was a safe and gentle passage. My deepest condolences to your family, especially your children. You will be missed always and forever. I’ll watch for your spirit in the arbor. Your loving Brother, Oo Tsii Be (Willow)

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  13. Bryce Morison :

    My sincere condolences to the family, Darryl was a strong man and had tremendous willpower. I am grateful to have spent time with him these past few summers and he will be missed. Love and respects. All my relations.
    Bryce

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  14. Delia and Billy Metcalf :

    We are so sorry to hear of Darryl’s passing. He was our sundance brother. We will always be appreciative of his sincere committment and gentle strength in the arbor. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. He brought his children, Grace and Lucas, to the sundance grounds and we met them there. We will pray for comfort for his Spirit and for all the family. Deepest condolences, Delia and Billy

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